Decanter’s best New World Pinot Noir

Decanter’s best New World Pinot Noir

Crystallum Cuvée Cinéma 2018

In a recent Decanter panel tasting of New World, single-vineyard Pinots, the 2018 Crystallum Cuvée Cinéma came out on top with 98 points. Out of the 100 wines tasted, it was the only wine to be rated ‘exceptional’. Released back in July, we have managed to secure another very small parcel. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Decanter judges say that for them, ‘a single vineyard is the New World version of a climat in Burgundy’ and singled out Hemel-en-Aarde and Elgin for producing ‘consistently high quality’ wines. This wonderful, finely-crafted Pinot best expresses Peter-Allan Finlayson’s vision and is firmly ensconced as one of SA's best. The 2018 has attractive, rich notes over earthy complexity and a sumptuous, sensual palate.

These are some of South Africa's finest Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. Attesting to that was the fine performance of his wine when served against the likes of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti… these wines are highly recommended, although quantities remain frustratingly small.’ – Neal Martin

We also have the other 2018 Crystallum cuvées available, all of which have done extremely well.